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agitate

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1 to cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly
  • This room could use a ceiling fan to agitate the stuffy air a bit.
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3 to make a series of small irregular or violent movements
  • Set the washing machine so it will agitate for four minutes before going into the rinse cycle.
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4 to talk about (an issue) usually from various points of view and for the purpose of arriving at a decision or opinion
  • a question which has been agitated by the legislature time and time again
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shake, agitate, rock, convulse mean to move up and down or to and fro with some violence. shake often carries a further implication of a particular purpose.
    • shake well before using
agitate suggests a violent and prolonged tossing or stirring.
    • an ocean agitated by storms
rock suggests a swinging or swaying motion resulting from violent impact or upheaval.
    • the whole city was rocked by the explosion
convulse suggests a violent pulling or wrenching as of a body in a paroxysm.
    • spectators were convulsed with laughter


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